The Four-Door Mercedes-AMG GT was Spied looking Sexy as Hell in Red
Can we take this sedan out on a date?by Kirby Garlitos, on
The Mercedes-AMG GT4 is coming, and it’s looking more and more likely that we’re going to see the performance sedan in full presentation mode at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. But, ahead of its banner unveiling, the AMG GT4 was spotted yet again doing some test runs. This time, AMG left little to the imagination when it sent out the GT4 wearing nothing but a thin red camouflage. If the GT4 is headed to Geneva as many of us expect, consider these new spy photos as the start of the sedan’s countdown towards Geneva.
There’s a long list of people who have been waiting a long time for the AMG GT4 to arrive. We’re going to have to wait a little while longer, but these new spy photos of the performance sedan are making the wait a little more bearable. There are a number of things that we’re noticing now about the GT4 that we couldn’t make out from previous photos. Blame the swirly camo for that. This time, the thin red camouflage the sedan’s wearing reveals a lot more of the car’s design.
For instance, the front section revealed more than what we expected. The Panamericana front grille is there for the world to see. The headlights reveal themselves too, even with the cam strips preventing us from seeing the complete picture. From the looks of it, AMG designed the configuration of the lights so that LED running lights run along the top of the main projector. It’s unclear if that sliver of red camo separating the running lights is covering a blank space or if the configuration rests on one block. My guess is it’s the latter because separate LED projectors really don’t look good on any car, let alone a Mercedes-AMG.
Other pertinent details in the front are the three large inlets that have become synonymous with the overall look of AMG’s GT family. The GT4’s hood also reveals four dramatic creases, exuding a sporty and stylish look that fits its personality.
The rear section doesn’t reveal much, but we finally get validation of the shapely AMG GT-esque rear end of the sedan. The taillights are still narrow in this new spy photo. Some people like how it looks on the AMG GT4, but I’m not as convinced that it fits stylistically with the car’s four-door profile. We’ll see how that turns out in a month’s time.
I do like the flowing roof of the GT4 and how it manages to slide that way without cutting its side profile too short. The result is a fastback silhouette that looks very promising. You might notice too that this new batch of spy photos reveal four square-tip exhausts. It’s a different configuration from the round exhausts we saw from previous spy photos, but this could be an indication that the AMG GT4 that we’re seeing here is closer to what the production model is going to look like.
Needless to say, I’m expecting big things out of the AMG GT4 when it officially makes its debut. Unless AMG has a surprise for us in the end, I’m confident that this is what the GT4 is going to look like as a production model. I wouldn’t change anything about it. I think it looks incredible. More importantly, it should be able to make good use of its 4.0-liter, biturbo, V-8 engine. Neither Mercedes nor AMG have said anything about the car’s power numbers but, if the sedan is as potent as it is attractive, I’d be confident in the GT4’s ability to challenge an established titan like the Porsche Panamera.
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